I saw the Story in the Manuscript and Edited until I set it free. #amediting

“I saw the Angel in the Marble and Carved until I set him free.” – Michelangelo

A version for writers could be “I saw the Story in the Manuscript and Edited until I set it free.”

It’s always a relief for me to get that first draft down and begin shaping, chiselling and crafting it into the story I envisage. I like to critically fork over every word, sentence and paragraph.

“Rewrite and edit until you achieve the most felicitous phrase / sentence / paragraph / page / story / chapter.” – Annie Proulx

Inspired by the prompt on The Daily Post blog and day eleven of the WordPress Blogging Course (Learning the Fundamentals).

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2 thoughts on “I saw the Story in the Manuscript and Edited until I set it free. #amediting

    1. Yes, that’s it exactly! I find it hard to know when to stop. I get to a point where I’m happy, but when I come back to the manuscript days or weeks later then I want to rewrite/edit… almost for the sake of it.

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